Iowa’s rich part in African American history will be explored on April 8th at 7:00 PM at Community Connections – Endless Possibilities: Iowa’s African American History. The online program will feature the African American Museum of Iowa as they highlight historical events and people such as York, the first African American in Iowa and member of the Lewis and Clark expedition to Iowa becoming the first state to officially integrate its public schools. This free presentation will take place via GoToMeeting. Those wishing to attend can register online at or by call 563-344-4179.
Founded in Cedar Rapids in 1993, the African American Museum of Iowa is a statewide museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting, and teaching Iowa’s African American history. Community Connections is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library and is a monthly event open to all ages. The series focuses on local history, interests, and people through lectures, travelogues, music performances, films, and more. Registrants will receive an email with a link and password prior to the event. For more information, go to the Bettendorf Public Library website at or call 563-344-4179.
ABOUT the Bettendorf Public Library Information Center: Located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, the Library’s mission is “Committed to providing access to information and ideas for all.” For more information, visit or call 563-344-4175.

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